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Marion Broome named dean of the Duke University School of Nursing



INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Chancellor Charles R. Bantz today announced that Marion E. Broome, dean and distinguished professor at the Indiana University School of Nursing, has been selected as the next dean of the School of Nursing at Duke University, Durham, NC.

“Dr. Marion Broome is a nationally recognized researcher who took the challenge of improving an already successful School of Nursing and succeeded,” Bantz said.  “She improved teaching and research facilities, established a leading edge simulation lab to improve patient care, guided the development of on-line programs, established endowed chairs, and recruited the next generation of nursing leaders. And, her scholarly achievements resulted in her being named a distinguished professor during her tenure as dean. Her contributions to Nursing, IUPUI, and Indiana University are impressive.”

Broome, who is editor-in-chief of Nursing Outlook, the official journal of the American Academy of Nursing and the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science, is considered one of the top leaders in nursing in the United States.

Recent honors include the National League of Nursing Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education. She founded the Society of Pediatric Nurses and was inducted as a charter member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2013, Broome and Linda Everett, executive vice president and chief nurse executive at Indiana University Health, were awarded the Practice/Academic Innovative Collaborative Award for Sigma Theta Tau International in recognition of their leadership in forging a partnership across both systems.

Broome became university dean of the school in 2004. Under her leadership, the nursing school has consistently been named among the top 10 schools of nursing in the country by the National Institutes of Health and in the top 15 graduate schools by US News & World Report. She has overseen the construction of new educational facilities and the expansion of programs to help address the nursing shortage.

Broome has been funded externally by the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as private foundations, for over 15 years to conduct research in which she developed and tested interventions designed to assist children to cope with acute and chronic pain. In 2000, she extended her research into the area of research ethics related to informed consent and assent for children in research, research misconduct in clinical trials, and most recently, ethical dilemmas in publishing. From 2008-2012 she served as a member of the Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Nursing Research at NIH.

“I am honored and proud to have served as the fifth dean of the Indiana University School of Nursing.  Building on the excellence in education and research programs of the School has been both challenging and rewarding. I am confident that new leadership, working with the faculty, staff, and community partners, will take this amazing School into new frontiers,” said Dean Broome.